So it dawned on me. The solution to what was wrong with the latest story. If you're thinking how did I know something was wrong? Well the flow that had me anxious to get to the keyboard every day had trickled away - the urge was gone. Temporarily I know, disconcerting none the less. But my SIL's comment had me thinking.
Was it possible to focus on too many things even in literature? Had I multitasked my protagonists into corner stage?
It was a completely unexpected revelation and it was true. I was enjoying the secondaries so much they slipped into the limelight a moment longer than planned and the story lost focus. So it's time to dance those characters into a quieter role in the sidelines.
The good news, at least for me, since I came to that conclusion I can hear my hero in the background beginning to direct his destiny. A destiny that got lost for a moment in other characters taking the stage when it was supposed to be for him alone.
And I have to say that a walk on the hill with nothing but nature, lake, hills and beautiful warm fall air, I didn't do anything but enjoy the walk and it was blissful. Sometimes multitasking is just more unnecessary noise. And sometimes it's necessary, or is it?
Multitasking - bane or necessity?
Dress me slowly, for I am in a great rush.
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